Spotify has been quite a busy outfit in 2014, first with their unlimited ad-supported streaming for iOS and Android tablets, followed by discounted student subscriptions in the United States last week; but it seems they were saving the best for last with today's cross platform UI overhaul. Let us begin with the Mac app, which barring a handful of minor UI iterations over the years has largely remained unchanged in terms of its look and functionality, and was beginning to feel seriously dated. That finally changes today with a brand new interface sporting a darker coat of paint that has apparently tested well with users during extensive beta testing. That being said, the app's basic functionality and placement of core UI elements hasn't changed, so...

The MacBook Air: Thoroughly Reviewed

We've taken the past couple of weeks to thoroughly review the MacBook Air. Curious about how Apple's latest notebook really measures up? Read on and don't worry...

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/13/2008

The Truth about MacBook Air Battery Life

Confused about how long the MacBook Air's battery actually lasts? As you'd expect, it really depends on what you're doing. We created some tests to help set expectations.

53 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/7/2008

The Other Office: Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Review

The latest Office has shipped, brining an Intel-native version of the popular Mac Office suite to the market. What's new in Office 2008? We take a look.

13 by Ryan Smith on 2/5/2008

Inside Apple's MacBook Air

We just got our MacBook Air and wasted no time, we've already taken it apart and answered a couple of questions before moving on to the review itself. ...

12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/4/2008

The MacBook Air CPU Mystery: More Details Revealed

It turns out that the CPU in the MacBook Air is a little more custom than we thought. It's not a Low Voltage Merom, it's not a standard...

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/17/2008

Apple's MacBook Air: Uncovering Intel's Custom CPU for Apple

The MacBook Air just got announced and hidden in the announcement was a revelation of exactly how far Intel would go for Apple. The CPU inside the MacBook...

54 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/15/2008

Apple TV - Part 2: Apple Enters the Digital Home

Last week we showed you what made Apple TV tick, now we find out how well Apple did with its first digital media extender.

47 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/26/2007

Apple TV - Part 1: Unboxed and Dissected

Apple's first TV entry has finally started shipping. Before our final review, take a look at what powers the Apple TV. Here's a hint: it's more than...

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/22/2007

Apple's Mac Pro - Upgrading CPUs, Memory & Running XP

In our final part of our Mac Pro coverage we look at its upgradability and performance under Windows XP.

70 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/12/2006

Apple's Mac Pro - A True PowerMac Successor

Tempted by the new Mac Pro? Read on and find out why you'll want to replace your PowerMac G5.

95 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/16/2006

Apple's Mac Pro: A Discussion of Specifications

We're still a couple of weeks away from our review of the new Mac Pro, but for those of you ordering systems today you will not want to miss...

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/9/2006

Apple's MacBook Pro: Using it as a Mac and a PC

We take Apple's MacBook Pro for a spin and compare against the PowerBook G4 in OS X as well as its PC competitors in Windows XP. We also...

48 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/13/2006

Apple Makes the Switch: iMac G5 vs. iMac Core Duo

Seven months ago, Apple announced that they would be adopting Intel processors, thanks to superior performance per watt. With Intel based Mac hardware now, we are finally able...

36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/30/2006

No More Apple Mysteries, Part Two

What happens if we install Linux on both Apple’s G5 platform and the x86 platform? Can Linux solve the server performance problems that we had discovered in our...

48 by Johan De Gelas on 9/1/2005

ATI Radeon 9600 Pro Mac & PC Edition: One Card for All

ATI finally did it, a single card for both Mac and PC platforms. We take a look at the passively cooled, 256MB ATI Radeon 9600 Pro Mac &...

34 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/19/2005

Apple's Mighty Mouse: The Move to Multi-Button

We spend some quality time with Apple's first multi-button USB mouse but unlike previous Mac experiences, it's not all rosy.

44 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/4/2005

No more mysteries: Apple's G5 versus x86, Mac OS X versus Linux

How does Apple's G5/Mac OS X platform compare to x86/Linux/Windows? We find out with nothing else, but cold hard numbers as we test the Apple Power Mac Dual...

112 by Johan De Gelas on 6/3/2005

Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger Review

After months of testing, we are finally able to publish our thoughts on Apple's latest OS. Is Tiger really as revolutionary as it has been built up to be?

55 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/29/2005

Mac Memory Roundup Q1 2005 - In Search of Affordable Upgrades

Looking for a Mac memory upgrade and want the cheapest compatible solution? This guide will tell you just that.

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/1/2005

The Mac mini as a Media Computer

With its small form factor comes a desire to put it where computers don't normally go – in the living room. But how well does the mini work...

38 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/16/2005

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